Floyd County School Nutrition department would like to thank you for your patronage.
As the 2018-2019 school year is winding down, here are a few reminders:
- Positive and negative student account balances do carry over each school year.
- If your child has a negative balance we ask, you to try to get it paid prior to the last day of school.
- If you are having a financial hardship and may be in need of a payment plan, please call Pam Harris at 540-745-9487..
- If we have a current meal application on file and you have had a change in income or increased in household members please call Pam Harris at 540-745-9487. School Nutrition may receive meal applications through the last day of school. Meal benefits will be good for the first 30 school days of the 2019-2020 school year.
- If your graduating senior student has a negative account balance, we ask you to try to pay by May 3, 2019.
- If your graduating senior student has a positive account balance, you have two payment options.
- You may transfer their balance to a sibling account, as a donation to the FCHS FLOCK account, or request a refund.
- Senior refund request will become void after the last day of school.
- Floyd County Child Nutrition Department participates in the USDA Summer Food Service program.
- FREE Meals will be provided to children 18 years of age and under. Your child/children do not have to been enrolled in Floyd County Public Schools. No application or proof of income is required. Meals must be eaten on site.
- Again, we thank you for your continued support in allowing us to serve you and we look forward to
2019-2020 school year.
School Nutrition Programs
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. www.myschoolbucks.com
Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play.
It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.
Check the account balance often to ensure your child has funds for breakfast, lunch or ala carte purchases.
From cold and flu season to playground injuries, having kids means expecting the unexpected. Make sure they have the health insurance they need to stay healthy and safe. Low-cost and no-cost coverage is available through Medicaid and FAMIS, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs cover a broad set of benefits, including regular doctor visits, dental and vision care, immunizations, prescriptions, mental health services, and more. For more Information visit www.coverva.org or go to www.commonhelp.virginia.gov to apply. You can get in-person help applying, too; just call [855-242-8282]. Get your children and teens covered today!
Did you know that the Medicaid rules have changed and that -many parents may now qualify for new adult coverage? Visit www.coverva.org to find out more.
SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Floyd County School’s cafeterias meet federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that all school meals offer students low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Only a reasonable amount of condiments will be allowed with the purchase of meals.
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Students must take at least one (1/2 cup) serving of vegetables or fruit
· Fat-free or 1% milk (Any flavored milk must be fat-free)
· 51% whole grain products
We’re always working to offer Floyd County students healthier and tastier choices. We offer fresh local produce when it is available.
All school nutrition departments use a computerized system called “Café Enterprise” for collecting monies in the cafeteria. This procedure allows each student to establish a prepaid account that may be used for lunch and breakfast payments, as well as for any “a la carte” purchases. In order to use this account, a student must “key” in his/her personally assigned 4-digit ID number into keypads in the serving line. Most often this number will be the last 4 digits of the student’s school-assigned ID number. Parents/Students may add to their account at any time. A record of each child’s purchases is kept on a daily basis, which is a benefit to parents as well as the school nutrition service staff. This system will keep students’ meal status (paid, free or reduced) in strictest confidence.
You can monitor your child’s lunchroom account and make payments online through www.myschoolbucks.com. This program shows balances and what the students have purchased through their lunchroom accounts. There is a $2.50 website transaction fee when payments are made on-line. If there are several children in the family, one transaction can be made and a notice to the cafeteria manager can distribute between student accounts.
Free or reduced priced meals are provided for eligible students according to USDA regulations. Information and application forms to determine eligibility for these benefits are available from your school principal or can be downloaded from our website http://www.floyd.k12.va.us/administration/food-services. Applications may be completed online at https://FloydCounty.heartlandapps.com Students who are eligible for free or reduced meals are encouraged to eat both breakfast and lunch. Previous year eligibilities carry over for 30 operating days into each new school year.
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall. To find out more about Floyd County healthy school meals check out the website at www.floyd.k12.va.us. Thank you!
THERE WILL BE A CHARGE LIMIT OF $10.00 PER STUDENT. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGES FOR “A LA CARTE” ITEMS ALLOWED.
Please refer to School Board Policy JHCH-R found on our website at http://www.floyd.k12.va.us
If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact Pam Harris at 745-9487.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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